Portraits in Paradise

  • Aloha Vaca 2013 | Part 3

the new Alsop family rule… when you’re in paradise, you HAVE to have some portraits done! I don’t care if we have to use a tripod and a “clicker”… I LOVE having portraits of us on our travels and I’ll do just about anything to get them! We should have warned Josh and Mandy about my picture-taking on vacations before we left. Actually, it’s probably a good thing that we didn’t because it may have deterred them. I have a problem with…. well….. stopping. Everything is so beautiful that I could shoot portraits ALL DAY LONG. It was almost overwhelming how beautiful it was!

Thankfully Josh and Mandy both appreciate pictures and so when we scheduled out two “portrait” times on our jam-packed itinerary, they weren’t surprised! You see, I photographed their wedding AND their engagement session… ANNND  their proposal! …… So they are used to my obsessive need to take a ton of portraits. I am very thankful that the boys committed to getting up at sunrise for portraits and then driving us out later in the week to catch a sunset on the North Shore for some MORE portraits. I will cherish these pictures forever! They aren’t just “vacation” pictures… these are portraits of us as a young married couple on a trip of a lifetime! I love them and I have to say a huge THANK YOU to Josh for taking ours! It has to be so annoying to take pictures of a wedding photographer… much less, a PICKY wedding photographer! :) I absolutely love all of our portraits and I cannot WAIT to print some!

So enjoy some of our “couples portraits” from our time in Oahu! If you missed the other Hawaiian Vaca posts, you can view them here: Part 1 and Part 2

My dress is from Anthropology! It was a Christmas gift from my mother-in-law! Perfect for tropical portraits! (AND these portraits are going to match the living room perfectly!… Did I plan that? Maybe. :)

A favorite of mine! 

And LOVE this!!!

Oooh we love this one! 

This one is getting printed for sure! 

Can you spot them on the left?! :)

Love it!!

Another favorite of us!

Oooh and I love this one! 

Love the waves crashing in the background! 

Last but not least, the obligatory shot on the beach! 


xoxo, Katelyn
11 Comments Personal, Travels
  1. Danielle Brooks reply

    These are great Katelyn! Such an awesome trip!

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  3. Katie Estes reply

    Lovely portraits! What a great “souvenir” to have to remember your trip!

  4. Katie reply

    GORGEOUS!!!!! ahhh and they all match too! ;)

  5. Cherie Mariko Murashige reply

    Love! What aperture were most of these shot on? I love that you can still see a lot of the background in the photos!

  6. Kristina W. reply

    They look great! Totally worth the time out of the itinerary. :)

  7. Kathryn Grace reply

    Just love the color!

  8. Tiffany Weaver reply

    That looks like a great vacation!! One day My soon-to-be hubby and I will go there! :)

  9. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    I love all of these…I”m so glad you did some portraits on the beach!!!

  10. Mandy reply

    Love alllll of the pictures KK! Such a wonderful trip and I’m so thankful we got to spend it with you two! Can’t wait to turn so many of these pics into canvases!!!!! :)

  11. Melissa Inskeep reply

    Hi Katelyn,
    I loved seeing your Hawaii pictures especially since I will be going in September. It will be a trip of a lifetime. I’m looking to take a point and shoot camera with me so I don’t have to lug a “big” camera and bag the entire trip. Can you tell me if you used a point & shoot camera at times? If so which one or do you have any suggestions?
    Thanks so much!
    Misi Inskeep

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